FASA Benefit Auction

The annual Folk Art Society benefit auction will benefit the Herbert W. Hemphill Jr. Memorial Art Fund, which purchases or conserves an art work each year for donation to a museum or university. This is the Folk Art Society’s only fund-raising event each year; its success depends on your generous contributions and participation.

The FASA ONLINE AUCTION will be held for four weeks prior to the LIVE AUCTION event, which will take place during the conference at the Hotel Santa Fe. The online auction will commence at midnight EDT on September 16, 2017, closing at midnight EDT on October 16, 2017. High bids from the online auction become opening bids for the live event. The online auction can be accessed at A Bidding-For-Good User ID and password are required before you can donate items to the auction or bid on those items that have been donated.

Auction Donations

Donating items to the auction could not be easier. Once you are logged into the FASA online auction site, click the Donate Items link and follow the step-by-step instructions for registering your item donation. You will need digital photos as well as the pertinent information (artist, title, dimensions, medium and estimated value) for each item prior to starting the process. Once registered, your donation will appear in the online auction site. Images and information must be sent to the auction site before September 10 in order to be included. Items will not be put in the online auction unless a digital photo is submitted. You then either ship the items as noted below or bring the items with you to the conference and turn them in at registration.
For Questions: please contact Randall Lott, by email:

The Folk Art Society will not accept donated objects with a reserve or minimum bid, and all donated objects will be sold regardless of price achieved. The Folk Art Society does not guarantee that the auction sale price will meet donor expectations or suggested price range. The list of donors will appear in a subsequent issue of the Folk Art Messenger. Each donor will receive a receipt for the auction selling prices.

Auction Item Shipping to Santa Fe

If you are planning to mail your items, regardless of size, please send them by UPS, FedEx or US Postal Service to the attention of Betty-Carol Sellen, 127 E. Lupita Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, between September 1-20. Please call: 505-780-5598, if you have any questions about the shipping.

Package Handling - After the Auction

A UPS packer and shipper will be available at the hotel to handle your purchases immediately following the auction. All auction items must be picked up at the conclusion of the auction, and the Folk Art Society assumes no responsibility for them. Online successful bidders’ items will be shipped by UPS within two weeks after the auction is complete.

Auction Tickets

For those attending only the auction/dinner and no other conference event, the registration fee will be waived. Auction tickets are $125 each.

Conference Packets

Cards and brochures for FASA member-dealers may be displayed at the registration tables by request. Such information received before September 15 will be placed in the conference packets. Brochures from other non-profit organizations and museums also are welcomed. Please send at least 100 copies to Betty-Carol Sellen,127 East Lupita Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505.